opening downloaded pdf files results in continuous blank tabs being opened




12 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: elvenplum, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070515 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070515 Firefox/

Every time I go to Downloads in the Tools section and try to open a PDF file, Firefox opens and blank tabs begin to appear. The process appears to be continuous, only stopping when Firefox is shut down with Ctrl + Alt + Del or by stopping the tabs from loading with the red X next to the Refresh button. I had no rpoblems opening PDF files before my dad updated Firefox (I'm not sure with what, but it's been a few weeks). This is his computer so I'm sorry that I can't provide more detailed information. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download PDF file
2. Click to open
Actual Results:  
Opens multiple blank tabs in an unending process. Last count was over 400 before I managed to close Firefox. If Firefox is already open when opening the PDF, it simply adds the tabs to it.  

Expected Results:  
The PDF file should have opened like normal.
This sounds like an instance of bug 218257 / bug 167320. Have you told Firefox to Open PDFs in Firefox?

Comment 2

12 years ago
In the latest available Acrobat Reader (version 8.0.0, date 2006-10-23; visit
to get version 8 or higher), there is an importantissimo setting that prevents this problem: In Acrobat Reader 8.0.0:
Edit/Preferences...Ctrl+K/Internet/Web browser options/View in the Browser

On a local .pdf file, I tried "Open with..."-> Firefox and Firefox started and loaded the local .pdf. Everything went as expected. No problem. No surprise. XP SP2 here.


12 years ago
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME - 06/22]

Comment 3

12 years ago
=> Incomplete. Did not hear back from the reporter if Firefox was configured to open pdfs.
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME - 06/22]


11 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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